Horsehide knife roll

One of the things that I like most about leather is how many different types there are.  There are literally hundreds of different ways to achieve a preserved hide, and this allows the maker to (occasionally) have a field day trying out different leathers for different purposes. Recently I got my hands on some front quarter horsehide from Horween tannery.

Horsehide is fascinating because it falls into three distinct, and very different categories.  You have Shell cordovan, which comes from the butt and is very very dense, yet still very pliable making it excellent for shoes and assorted small leather goods like wallets and card holders.  Above the Cordovan, the hip section is a long narrow piece that is thicker than the Shells, yet not as dense.  It is a completely different leather but is fantastic for boots, wallets, even small bags.  Now when you get above the hip section of the horse, you get the “front quarters,” which are much lighter in weight, and are extremely soft and supple making it perfect leather for jackets, since it is stronger than cowhide of equal weight.   It is truly beautiful leather, and perfect for an all leather knife roll, which is something I’ve had on the back burner for a while now.

It’s not clear whether I will continue to make these, it really depends on the demand.  Let me know what you all think, and shoot me an email if you are interested in one of these.  They will be very limited for now, so swoop one up while you can!

Im working on some other new stuff as well, hoping to fill some gaps in my product line:

New stuff

 

 

 

Few new things in the JAW Leather Goods world, our small leather knife roll is now available in natural as stated before, theres a little nicer photo.

Also have some new card holders becoming available for purchase.  Available in natural vegetable tanned calfskin for $39.00, and brown Chromexcel horsehide and natural calf pockets for $44.00.  Hit me up through email, they will be in the shop soon, but not yet!   Shoot me an email about custom stuff, always down for new stuff.

 

Keep it positive,

 

Jon

Small Leather knife roll now available in natural veg tan cowhide

The JAW Leather Goods small leather knife roll is now available in natural vegetable tanned cowhide! This is exceptional leather that will gain a beautiful dark golden patina over time, like an old baseball glove. $129.00 USD, shoot me an email to swoop one up, they will be available in the shop soon.

Video – JAW Leather Goods Knife Roll

made a little movie about the Large size JAW Leather Goods knife roll.  Check it out, share it with your friends!

Also some cool new pics:

Leather knife roll process

 

So a while back I took some photos to document the creation of some knife rolls, I typically make them one at a time, but this was a lot of ten total, six of them brown.  This is a very abridged version of how they are made.  I hope to have a very detailed “how its made” post soon, but this will have to suffice for now.  Anyways, enjoy!

 

Three small and three large knife rolls completed.

All these pieces are cut by hand, one at a time.  There are eight individual pieces cut out for each large sized knife roll.  The buckles have been attached to the straps, and hand stitched to secure before machine stitching.

Every slot is measured and marked one at a time by hand.

A small knife roll getting its inside pocket sewn in.  The thread gets backstitched three or four times, then the ends clicked and melted to keep them from unraveling.

 

Each knife roll gets a hell of a lot of work put into it, and I hope this helps you all appreciate the time taken to make sure everything is perfect.  Enjoy the photos, I hope to do a step by step in depth process post soon, so stay tuned!

leather chef knife rolls

It’s been a while since I posted some knife roll photos.  First, here is Chef Jensen Lorensen’s knife roll, which is the first JAW Leather Knife Roll ever made.  Still looks great!  He stopped by for a busted snap, and I got rid of the straps that go across the knives, as they really serve no function, and added a little strap at top for his scissors.

And here’s a group shot of some small rolls ready to ship out:

I will be taking some photos today of a brand new large knife roll, as there are a few new changes that I think make it the most functional and beautiful knife rolls available anywhere.

-Jon

Tote bag, knife roll

This tote is huge.  20″ across, 17″ deep.  With a big zipper pocket for keys, phone etc.  This is something I’m working on making more of, but this particular bag will be for sale at Art in the Park at the dinosaur caves in shell beach on Sunday.  Swing by and check out our booth, and all the cool local stuff.

This is a new knife roll, shipping out today.  Just thought it looked extra nice.

Keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of new stuff coming soon!

-Jon